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it's 5:00 p.m. on the east coast, 2:00 p.m. out west. if you're just joining us, thanks for joining us. here's what's happening right now in the cnn newsroom. a funeral going on this afternoon for an alabama school bus driver, who was killed when
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he tried to protect the kids on his bus when a gunman came on board. all the children made it off safely except for one 5-year-old boy who has been kidnapped and held in a bunker for five days now. >> this guy found himself in extraordinary circumstances, he's being laid to rest today. how is he being remembered there? >> people around here know him as chuck. we saw hundreds of people come together at the civic center, because they had to find a bigger venue for all the people who showed up today. members of the military who were there. again honored as people filed into the room. and we even saw school buses that brought faculty and students. people remember him as a father, a husband, who always had a smile on his face. this bus driver who lost his life to protect the students on board his bus. one of his friends said this is a person who did not want to be remembered as a hero. never sought that sort of recognition. but today, he's being
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remembered, he's being recognized as a hero in this community. this operation ongoing, people are also praying for this 5-year-old boy. seeing him at some point get out of that bunker, miguel. >> police have not been saying much about the negotiations, and ending this hostage situation. do we have any reason to be hopeful at the moment? >> you know, we did get some glimmers of hope from the sheriff who gave us a lot of new information the other day many we know a little more about this actual bunker. we know that mr. dikes has an electric heater and blankets. investigators say he's taking care of the boy, given the condition in that bunker. it's about a con distant 50 degrees down there, it gets cold out here at night. that is good. mr. dikes is taking care of him. we know they're still able to get medications inside the bunker. i remember that ethan suffers from adhd and aspergers
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syndrome. they're able to get toys, coloring books and potato chips. the sheriff made what seemed to be a very direct appeal to mr. dikes when he said this, i want to thank jim for taking care of our boy. you know it raises the question, is there a television down there, is there a radio, can he hear these messages? these are the questions we certainly are all asking as we wait as this drags out. >> george howell, thank you very much. president obama is speaking out on a number of issues today. he went on cbs this afternoon and voiced his support that gay boys should be allowed in the boy scouts of america. >> my attitude is, that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity, the same way everybody else does. in every institution and walk of life. and the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership
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that will serve people for the rest of their lives. i think nobody should be barred for that. >> the president says he has no regrets about lifting the ban on women in combat. >> i don't. and the reason has become -- because women as a practical matter are now in combat. they may not get treated as if they're in combat, but when they're in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they're vulnerable, they're wounded. and they've been killed. and they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. and i've said before, the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief. and i meet extraordinary women in uniform who can do everything that a man can, and more. >> president obama heads to minneapolis tomorrow to talk about his plan for gun control. changing gears now, the countdown to the super bowl is almost over. in a little over an hour, the ravens and niners will face off in the big easy.
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the fans are already streaming into the stadium for what's gearing up to be an exciting night in cnn's and turner sports anchor, rachel nichols is live in new orleans for us. a controversial star will end later today once this game is over, yeah? >> reporter: absolutely. ray lewis, win or lose, said he's walking away from the game. over his 17 year career, he's not only become for fans just such a presence, you're used to him being the premiere middle linebacker in the game for his entire career, but for other players as well. over the past decade i would say he's become the godfather of a lot of nfl players, to the point where dozens and dozens of other players around the team talk to check in with him, ask him for advice, i think some of that will continue once he leaves the game. obviously it's going to be the end of an era for many people around the league. there's fans who are conflicted about that, given some of his
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history, both on the field and in the courtroom. but there's no question that for the players on his team, they feel this incredibly strong rush, ray rice, one of the teammates calls it a rush of destiny. they feel they're going to feel it walking out of the tunnel today, and maybe the fans will too. they think it's going to be a big part of them winning this game. we'll see p it comes true. >> the game will be a family affair with the harbaugh brothers coaching opposite sides. how emotional will it be for the family? i don't want to be these parents. how tough is it going to be for them watching this game? >> the nicest people, they live in wisconsin, they're just like you or me, imagine if your kids were sitting there and going to face each other on the grandest stage in american sports. certainly it's been an interesting time for the family. they've had so much fun this week, it's been great for them
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to see their sons in this role. they've brought the whole family down. they have a 97-year-old relative wandering around. it's been a lot of fun. talking to them, today is the day, i think that nervousness is going to set. really that knot in your stomach about having to know that one of your boys is going to be disappointed no matter what happens today. i had a conversation earlier this week with archie manning with the father of peyton and eli manning who play in the nfl. both of his sons have played in the super bowl, they've never played against each other. but have faced each other in regular season games, being in that circumstance, it's not as pleasant as you think it would be. it's no fun for the parents. we'll have to see how the harbaughs do today. >> welcome to cnn and have a good time down there in the big easy. thanks. >> thanks so much. >> switching it up to a story we've been following throughout the day. a marine veteran turned his gun on an outing at a shooting range near ft. worth texas.
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the victims, veteran chris littlefield and chris kyle. kyle was well known to millions of americans. he appeared last year in the nbc reality show stars earn stripes. and he was the author of the best selling book, american sniper. he claimed in the book he carried out more than 150 sniper killings in iraq. he told conan o'brien, iraqi insurgents put a bounty on his head. >> how did they identify who you were? >> when i would go into a house, i would take the top of my uniform off and have my short sleeved shirt on. and you could see my tattoo coming down the arm. they identified that with me and started -- every time someone would be shot by a sniper in the area, they associated that with me. >> police held a news conference a short time ago, susan candiotti joins us from new york with the latest on the investigation. what do we know about the suspect and the relationship
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with the victims. >> police believe it was the first time legendary navy s.e.a.l. sniper met with eddie ray ralph. it ended with kyle and littlefield shot mult ep iltimes at a remote area of a gun range near ft. worth texas. they were found nearly two hours later by a guide at the range. about 25 to 30 other weapons were found at the crime screen, including ak-47s and lawn guns. ralph drove off in kyle's pickup and headed to his sister's house. there he allegedly told her and his brother what happened. he left again and the two called police. ralph was found at his home, but managed to get away in a truck. police apprehended him a few miles down the road without incident. police found a semiautomatic handgun they believe to be the murder weapon at ralph's home. we don't know the motive, kyle is known to help veterans with
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posttraumatic stress. the three went to the shooting range together in one vehicle, according to police. >> there has been some mention of the suspect's mother was a schoolteacher for what we understand for a long time. she may have reached out to mr. kyle to try to help her son. >> ralph is being held on three million dollars bond and is in solitary confinement. he's charged with two capital murder counts. miguel? >> what did ralph tell police, susan? >> we don't know exactly. they say he did talk with them. but didn't reveal much, except to say that he did not confess to them apparently only allegedly to his sister and brother. law enforcement shared their feelings, however, about the two men who were killed. >> it's a sad day. we lost two american heroes. my heart goes out to the family, their friends and loved ones. we suffered a loss yesterday.
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>> he's not expected to enter a plea until his next court appearance at the earliest. chris kyle is being remembered as a devoted father and husband who tried to help other veterans. what do we know about what kind of person kyle was. >> chris kyle survived four tours of combat duty overseas, only to die around the corner from his home. chris kyle grew up in east texas, by the time he could walk, he was already riding horses and handling guns. he went on to be the most prolific sniper in history, the most lethal as well. in the book you mentioned a short time ago, he chronicled his combat missions. he killed more than 150 iraqi insurgents. that earned him the most infamous nickname in ramadi. earlier today, one of his friends spoke to us by phone. jason told us the type of leader
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chris kyle was in the field. >> he was protecting his brothers frankly. he was incredibly loving father and charismatic and really caring person. so it's quite a contrast from what he did as his job and tours of duty. >> it was above all else that he did love his family. that's one of the main reasons he came home. >> after chris kyle left the s.e.a.l.s he had a different mission helping soldiers with posttraumatic stress syndrome. he battled this on his own, yes? >> he was never officially diagnosed. i spoke to someone who worked with him.
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travis told me, chris kyle was never officially diagnosed with ptsd. he did suffer the effects that anyone would coming back from combat. but as i mentioned, he was proud of his service, but above all else, he was proud to be a family man. he's described as a very humble man. last year in an interview with our local affiliate, ktvt, the pressures of combat were taking their toll on the family, and the wife talked about that. take a listen. >> emotionally, it was very taxing. >> i took it as an ultimatum, either you get out or she and my kids were going to be gone. >> of course he looked at that and thought the marriage would be over. he's probably right. i didn't think that far ahead. >> chris kyle was 38 years old, he survived by his wife and their two small children. >> thank you very much. dow 14,000 is back. is it here to stay? after a great week on wall street, will investors will babb
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in the game tomorrow? what should you do with your 401(k)? our market preview ahead. a former fbi assistant weighs in on the alabama hostage stand-off. how can a five-year-old boy be doing after six days in a bunker? we'll be back with that.
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the stand-off continues in alabama between a man who is
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holding a 5-year-old boy hostage. the boy is being held in an underground bunker. this has gone on for six days now. the police are saying very little about their operation or demands the kidnapper may have made. you've been in these situations before. having to make these critical decisions in very tight time frame. what's going on there right now? >> well, the primary concern from day one in this has been to attempt to rescue that boy alive. and not have any harm come to him. unfortunately, this is one of the most difficult situations that i've seen in a long time. because any attempt to rescue that boy or take any kind of an action to get him out of there could result in him actually being killed. it's a very difficult situation with that bunker, in terms of the tactical plan to get in there and safely get him out. if they've considered introducing sleeping gas, tear gas any other kind of chemicals,
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using grenade simulators to stun them, any of those devices or methods could harm the boy. that's the objective to get him out alive and not hurt him in the process. a great deal of effort is going into the negotiation phase of this matter, and hoping that the negotiators can establish a r rapport with dikes and get him to realize he can come out of this, and he can survive and the boy can survive, maybe there's enough bonding occurring between him and the boy that ultimately he'll agree to do that. >> well, this has gone on for six days, seems to indicate that may be exactly what's happening. do you think there is a pretty well established line of communication between mr. dikes and whoever is talking to him? >> yes, i think they're able to communicate with him. you're talking about someone from past behavior sounds like he has a short trigger around his temper, and can be violent prone.
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and we see what's happened with the bus driver. this is a delicate negotiation to not set him off and not have him decide on his own to harm the boy even separate from any rescue attempt. it's a tricky situation. right now the authorities are just hoping that patience wins and that the longer this goes for the time being, the less likely he is to harm the boy, the more likely he is to eventually surrender when food and water run out. he decides he's had enough. but at some point you have to decide will the boy be irrev of coursably harmed by being in captivity that long? he's by himself, he doesn't have his friends, family, you don't know if he's allowed to watch any television, kids shows or anything like that, he can't leave that boy in there indefinitely either for the long haul. this is the delicate balance that the sheriff has to decide, with all of the advice in the world that he'll be getting from
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other experienced tactical commanders, negotiators, s.w.a.t. leaders as well as child psychologists, of how to get that boy safely out and not leave him to long term damage mentally or physically. >> it seems it's the local authorities that are taking the lead on this. mr. dikes seems to be no fan of the federal government or the government in general. what role can the dpral agencies play in this situation? >> well, the fbi is providing assistance, but again the sheriff is in charge, so if dikes is watching, he can see that -- and he knows through the negotiation that the sheriff is going to make the decision. the sheriff is the onscene commander here. the fbi or other law enforcement agencies may provide some technical or tactical assistance or negotiating assistance, but they're not in charge, the sheriff's in charge, and if that's any reason for him to
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feel a little calmer, the fbi is not in charge of this, they are not going to make the decision of assaulting that bunker or going after dikes. that will be the call of the sheriff and really it will be the call of the negotiators advising the commander of whether dikes is still remaining reasonable and peaceful. >> and it's the boys mental and emotional state that's driving the bus here, that is, that authorities won't do anything as you suggest until they feel that by not doing something it's going to cause more harm? >> that's right. that will be a -- i don't think they'll make that determination in the immediate future. if at some point this drags on, that will be a consideration. >> thanks for joining us. >> thank you, miguel. the dow jones is now just 200 points away from its all time high. we'll tell you where it's going like gangbusters while the economy is still limping along. it will provide some insight into what you might want to do
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investors are going to kick off the week on a high note. the dow jones finished the week above 14,000. the first time that's happened since october 2007. joining me from new york, ken, how are you? the economy is not sparkling, and yet the dow pushed past the 14,000 mark, why? >> there's a couple things, friday is a perfect example. we had that big nonfarm's payroll which everyone was focusing on. it's a number you want to see being positive. what we got was plus 154 which
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in an odd way saefrs everybody, we're getting a positive number, so that's good. but the number's not good enough for the fed to pull back on stimulus. they're getting it from both ends. they're getting the positive return on jobs growth, and also getting the continued stimulus from the fed, which is going to do nothing but pin to push risk assets hire. that being said, the market does and the economy does in this country begin to feel like it's starting to turn the corner. not very quickly, certainly there's a long road ahead, the sense is, the conversation and chatter is that things down the road look better. as you know, the market is a discounting mechanism, it's not looking at today or tomorrow, it's already done that, it's looking out six months, eight months, what does it see? >> that's the big question, obviously, are the economic fundamentals there to a supportable market or are we looking at a bub snell. >> we can have this conversation all day. i think the market's a little ahead of itself for sure, based
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on where we are. you can't fight the fed, and this is what i keep saying. the more they stimulate, they drive the dollar lower. that coupled with the fact that people are going to start to move money out of fixed income. if we move in the direction it looks like we're moving, unemployment will come down. it's not going to come down very quickly. it's going to come out before we pierce the 7% level. once we do, you'll start to see money move out of the bond market. as people come back to kind of a basic investing 101, in equities, which they had run away from, they're going to start to tip their toe back in and get more involved. >> as the dow goes up, investors are talking resistance levels. is that just a fancy term for jitters? >> no, they're very real. it's a level the market hits, it runs into real resistance, plenty of sellers, people that are creating a trading corp.
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they'll unload shares at the next technical levels. it's 15, 20ish. which is only about 10 points away from where we ended the day on friday. i wouldn't be surprised if we hit that level sometime this week, can you feel the momentum, you can feel the push to want to get to that resistance level to see if there's really sellers there. are the sellers going to be there. is that really going to be a point of resistance, if it isn't. that will cause the market to go higher, if they hit some resistance, then people will bag off a little bit. quite honestly, the market needs to pull back a little bit to consolidate. it doesn't 3450e7b it's going to crash, it just needs to pull back. long term investors need to stick with this plan. they have a schedule that they're investing, they picked a good portfolio of stocks, they should stick with the plan, that's what they should do. >> let's switchgears a little bit to the earnings season winding down. how did we do? >> overall, i guess you could say we did okay, right? earnings came in at about -- ended up coming in at about 3.6%
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growth. that's down from 9% the quarter before. but they had anticipated that, they had gotten the market ready for that right? so honestly, earnings are passed. what people were looking for is, what's the guidance going out, no matter what the earnings were, and let's just say that they surprised and they were solid, based on the estimates. the feeling is, what are these ceo's saying about the next six months out and what the future looks like. for the most part, what you heard was a stabilizing positive view going out, which is just causing more buying and more anticipation. more momentum for the market to move higher. i'm very optimistic this year for equities. >> wow! well, it always makes sense. thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. two coaches, they work at the same school, and they're both accused of the same inappropriate behavior. they were treated very differently. a case of sexual bias?
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you decide. new jersey senator robert menendez faces allegations of parties with prostitutes and that's just part of the story ahead. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing.
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welcome back to the cnn newsroom. for those of you just joining us, thanks for tuning in. here are a few stories we're
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following. marine veteran in texas is being held on $3 million bond after allegedly shooting to death two fellow vets. police say the suspect opened fire on an ex-navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and chris littlefield during an outing at a shooting range near ft. worth texas. the motive for the shooting is unclear. pakistani teen activist is in stable condition after undergoing an operation to repair her skull. she's awake and talking to her family. malala was shot in the head for speak out for girls education rights. dramatic video today from outside buckingham palace of all places. take a look at this. a man was holding a knife to his own throat before cops tasered him. you can see it taking place there at buckingham palace. and they took him down quickly. the queen and prince phillip
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were not in the palace at the time. the whole thing took place during the famous changing of the guard ceremony. scientists are expected to unveil the dna results of bones buried under a car park. he died during the 15th century. remember etch-a-sketch? the man who created the iconic drawing screen has died. he built the first etch-a-sketch in his garage. he was 86. beyonce is tuning up his pipes to perform at the super bowl half time show. she promises to sing it live without lip syncing. we'll see if she brought in madonna's record. two university of texas coaches are accused of having affairs with students. they're not getting the same punishment. that's raising a lot of
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questions about fairness and double standards. friday the school announced it disciplined the football coach for having sex with a student four years ago at the fiesta bowl. he's being allowed to stay on. but longhorns womens track coach was forced to resign after admitting to an affair with a student in 2002. in her 21 years at the school, she won six national championships. she told soledad o'brien, she's hired a lawyer. >> the disclosure part was never brought to me as to why i was being terminated. i was being terminated as a result of the relationship. i said, has everyone else been terminated as a point of reference, having had a relationship? and the answer was, is that we don't view those the same as yours. >> because you're a head coach? and those other relationships were not head coach? >> are professors or administrators or anyone. and to me, i don see how you
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distinguish between the value of one student over another. because of what they do, whether it's a musician, a musical student a business student or an athlete. i think, you know, the one thing i hired an attorney for is not to deny. because the moment it was brought to my attention i openly admitted to its existence. and so it was never to deny, it was just to guarantee that i was given equal treatment. because i had grown to not trust the university that i served in terms of equal treatment. >> according to the usa today, the university did freeze mr. applewhite's salary for a year. since the 2009 affair he's been promoted and paid more than double to above half a million dollars. a senator facing allegations of parties with prostitutes, this isn't just any senator. bob menendez is about to become chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. the scandal, the investigation and the details. next.
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new jersey senator bob menendez is in the eye of a storm. he faces allegations of taking free flights from a donor and parting with prostitutes in the dominican republic. the allegations come as he gets ready to take over as chairman of the foreign relations committee. how much of it is true and how could it be -- could it all be an attempt to muddy his political career? mark joins me from miami. mark? miami holding the trail of these allegations for some time. tell us what you have found. >> well, we found a lot of slivers of truth and shreds of evidence. the senator was accused of seeing some prostitutes in the dominican republic and taking freebie flights. there were enough allegations in these e-mails sent to the fbi to suggest that some of these
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prostitutes actually existed. were they under age and did they concert with senator menendez. we couldn't find that out. we also know that senator menendez did take some freebie flights, although they're no longer free. his office announced this week, after his friends' office was raided by the fbi, that the senator had reimbursed dr. melgin $5,800. >> he gave the money back a couple years ago. even if those allegations -- still, should he have fessed up to those flights to begin with. can those allegations prevent him from taking over as chairman of the foreign relations committee? >> i would really doubt it. technically once you pay the money for the flights, that kind of quiets the ethics probe that's into you as a sitting senator. that's according to the ethics watchdog group called crew. the ethics laws are probably a little weak in that regard. but basically there's no more
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violation left out there according to crew, because he's kind of dealt with the situation at hand even if that's two years after the fact. what you're left with is a bunch of anonymous allegations, really not much evidence or proof. we know something strange happened. dr. melgin's office was raided tuesday and wednesday. the approximate cause for the raid appears to be a probe. there are two parallel investigations going on. one into the donor's relationship with senator menend menendez, and the other one regarding medicare. what they find in the medicare fraud probe they could use, but it's yet to be seen what they got, what if looks like and what relevance it has. >> nor menendez has called this nameless, faceless, baseless, there's a whiff of a scandal out there, but who do you think is behind this controversy? >> that's the $10 million question. the person who launched this complaint has called himself peter williams and only
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corresponded with crew then abc news, and then the fbi by e-mail. he had a bunch of really interesting details, names, physical descriptions. addresses of the alleged prostitutes phone numbers. names like the honey and a pimp named chocolate. these things made it steam rather believable. in the end he refused to meet with anyone or talk to them on the phone. and then it appears the trail went cold. at one point the fbi agent wrote an e-mail, some of the information you're giving us, we've been able to verify. but we don't really know what specific information that was. and again, since then it seems as if the fbi kind of hit a wall. but obviously the investigation is continuing to go forward and our source are telling us, will is an investigation surrounding and involving around dr. melgin. >> i'm sure a lot of people will be digging around. thank you very much for spending time with us. >> thanks for having me. if i say ted nugent you
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the debate over gun control is front and center right now in washington. it's always been a big issue for one well known critic of gun restrictions. i'm talking about ted nugent. nugent invited cnn to his ranch to experience the hunting gun culture through his eyes. >> fire in the hole? >> for ted nugent, gun control is putting the second bullet in the same home as the first.
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>> two down. >> the famed platinum selling rocker is passionate about his music, family and firearms. he's invited us to his ranch in waco, texas to talk hunting, self-defense and the second amendment. >> a lot of people look at the tragedy in sandy hook and say, something's got to be done. and they point -- >> agreed. >> they point to the weapons that were used as the cause. >> it's not the weapons, the weapons have nothing to do with it. again, these weapons are in every pickup truck in texas. so we have to get past the hardware. >> nugent sticks to his guns literally. for him, the second amendment is nonnegotiable. >> america my name is ted nugent and these are all legal guns and i'm going to see that they remain legal, they're all good. >> you can watch the entire interview tomorrow night at 7:00
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p.m. eastern on erin burnett. now something really special. don lemon is in the house to tell us what he has coming up this evening. >> how do you follow ted nugent? >> i don't know, that's your problem now. >> we're going to talk about another hot discussion. john mccain versus hagel in the senate confirmation hearings this week. i'm sure you saw that. some say senator john mccain was rude and defense nominee chuck hagel seemed unprepared. watch. >> senator, i stand by him -- >> were you correct in your assessment? >> well, i would defer to the judgment of history to thwart that out. >> i think the committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge? >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you're right or wrong, that's a direct question i expect a direct answer. >> we're going to talk about that in our political topic. did senator hagel deserve the harsh reception. and was he woefully unprepared?
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we'll talk about it. day six of the hostage situation in alabama. a 5-year-old held in an underground bunker, a decorated vietnam vet holding him. they continue to maintain an open line of communication 24 hours a day. i'm going to talk to a former nypd hostage negotiator about the situation. there's a television down there, he could be watching us. i'll talk to the hostage negotiator about what they're doing, what should be done. >> such a brutal calls. >> it is such a brutal situation. >> we hope for the best. have a good show. good to see you. here is a question for you. what did jimi hendrix, the boy scouts, rosa parks and high fashion have in common? find out as we continue from the cnn newsroom to your living room. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th,
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five days later, i had a massive heart attack.
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bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. six people, one mission, to get in shape and take part in the malibu triathlon in september. dr. sonjay gupta joined the it in nation challenge team for their first workout in atlanta. take a look. >> one, two, three -- >> six-pack! >> nice and easy, nice and easy. last time around.
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we'll jog up as a group, and we're going inside, woo! >> how is it going? >> how you doing? >> as soon as you said those words to me, that you're on a team, i thought oh, my, i'm doing a triathlon. >> my goal for today is not to kill you. ♪ >> huddle up, huddle up, i think we're ready to get started now. i want 30 push-ups. you have three more in you. as try athletes, you can never overswim. go ahead and pick a lane and hop in. good. >> i want to congratulate you all for number one, making the decision to get fit. >> this is kind of a full circle moment for me. walking into phillips ranch, i'm about to cry. that's no joke. >> move those feet, get a burn, butt down.
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work, work, work. this is where it gets hard. rebound, rebound, rebound. just keep rebounding. george, whose fault? get up! get a little shoulder burn. same drill, above your head. and how about this workout? they told you were going to come train? >> i think i started off a little too fast. >> we have one zip right now. >> one, two, three, hawks! ♪ >> you got this. you're the man! >> chest pass, nice. it only gets easier. ♪ ♪ if you knew peggy sue, then you'll know why i feel blue,
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about peggy, my peggy sue ♪
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a civil rights icon is getting a big honor. tomorrow would have been rosa parks' 100th birthday. the postal service is releasing a stamp in her honor. she refused to give up her seat to a white customer on a bus in alabama was a catalyst for a